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Showing posts from June 14, 2015

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: Shadow on Book

beckoning title letters flew from isle to isle  London & Guernsey
shadow sharing at SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2 hosted this week  by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hoosier Quote: “A broken bone can heal,  but the wound a word opens can fester forever.” ~Jessamyn West~

HAIKU MY HEART: Granddaughter's Wedding

Normally, photos I use are my own,  but since I was unable to travel  to Cancun for granddaughter's wedding,  I'm using those that were shared by those who were there.

long-time together
now blessed to be united

 as husband and wife

devoted sister, 
helper from start to finish

THE day… now... relax!

Granddaughter and grandson, 
Please remember...
Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, 
it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, 
always hopes, always perseveres.

sharing with 
the radiant Rebecca 

Hoosier Quote: “It is a disquieting fact (but a fact) that people are more often loved for their imperfection than for their inimitable righteousness.” ~Lloyd C. Douglas~

CARPE DIEM HAIKU On the Trail with Basho Encore: Flowering Tea Leaves

On the Trail with Basho Encore 5 a falling sound that sours my ears plum rain Tr. Jane Reichhold
By Kristjaan (Chevrefeuille) rain of summer cherishes my naked body   after the heat
I’m traveling back to 2013 for my own encore  because I feel that the haikus  I wrote then are in the spirit of Basho.  Plus my audience of readers is different from then. So here they are-

waiting, wondering    hot water poured, more waiting  how will it appear?

flowering tea leaves presented for our pleasure of viewing and tasting
sharing with Kristjaan'a CARPE DIEM HAIKU

Hoosier Quote: “The more articulate, the less said,”  ‘is an old Chinese proverb which I just made up myself.’ ~Don Herold~

SIGNS, SIGNS: Warning Sign

WARNING! Be aware! Cameras are recording you. Message?  You're safe here.
In my childhood days, a school chum of mine lived in this apartment building. All we had to do was open the door, walk up the stairs to the door of her mom‘s apartment.  She used the key to open the door. Once we were inside, we played card games without a care in the world.
joining others at Lesley's Signs, Signs

Hoosier Quote: “The city is permanently cruel.” ~Kurt Vonnegut~


an aspergillum                              used to sprinkle congregants                           with holy water
water, liquid source for life, beginning in the womb ever-needed to sustain us and all living things a major part of religious rites we drink it, wash with it, swim in it even as an adult- enjoy splashing in it

western-style aspergillum "Wijwaterkwast" by SCHREIBMAYR -  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons
sharing with ABC Wednesday created by Mrs. Nesbitt maintained by ever-faithful Roger and hosted this week by Trubes

Hoosier Quote: “Some say revivals don’t last.   Neither does a bath, but it helps.” ~William (Billy) Sunday~

CARPE DIEM #756: Summer Relief

Inspirations by Jane Reichhold: a cool wind    summer passes  before it begins
late summer   even hotter by the breath   of dragonflies
mid-summer    the sadness of knowing   days growing shorter
by Kristjaan: naked  between summer flowers   dreaming of next summer
tears shed    on my naked body   summer is passing

My haiku: needing relief from torrid temperatures… too soon   summer’s charm passes
sharing with Kristjaan's CARPE DIEM #756

Hoosier Quote: “In order to live off a garden,  you practically have to live in it.” ~Frank McKinney Hubbard~


inspiration from Basho: first celebrate  the flowers in your heart    confined in winter Translated by Jane Reichhold
from Kristjaan: grateful first cherry blossom in the moonlight

my heart’s winter sun lives on with images of summer’s sunflower
sharing with Kristjaan's CARPE DIEM TIME GLASS #31

Hoosier Quote: “There is everything in a name.  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,  but would not cost half as much during the winter months.” ~George Ade~